From the CEO, Luke Poore
is with great pleasure that I would like to introduce myself as the new CEO of
Kearney County Health Services. I want to thank all of you for the warm welcome
in becoming part of the KCHS family! I appreciate the Board of Trustees giving
me the opportunity to come and lead this organization and become a part of the
wonderful community of Minden!
Fred had mentioned in his previous chronicle a
little background on me professionally, however to get to know me I thought I
could shed some light on some things personally. I
was born and raised in Cozad, Nebraska and am the second youngest of four brothers
named John, Mark, Matt,
and Caleb. My parents were both Middle School teachers (English & Science) so
age 11-14 definitely had its
pros and cons. I thoroughly enjoy the outdoors, hunting, and fishing but more than
that, I enjoy spending time
with family. Jenny Poore, whom I met my senior year in high school, and I have
been married 4 years
this month. She gave birth to our first child in June 2015, a daughter named Finley
Emery Poore. She has been a tremendous blessing and it is amazing as a first time
parent just how much children can change your life.
Back to KCHS, it has been humbling
to see firsthand these first two weeks how far KCHS has come in the last 8
years not only from a facilities standpoint with renovations, but also in terms
of the solid staff that has been assembled to move KCHS into the future of a rapidly
changing healthcare environment. It is my hope to build on this tremendous foundation
and focus on expansion of what we have in place. Often times as you have possibly
heard me in morning huddle, it is easy to focus on the challenges we face in healthcare
today and look at them as overwhelming, unreasonable, and downright impossible.
I like to look at the glass half-full approach and look the changes we are facing
as a great opportunity to further improve and create an environment where we not
only survive but truly thrive! Like I mentioned, the pieces are in place. I am anxious
to finalize by the start
of fiscal year on July 1, a new strategic plan bringing ideas we have for
service expansion and improvement in overall healthcare to the county we serve.
~Luke Poore, CEO
Employee of the Month
Stay Connected - WiFi Available at KCHS
For the convenience of our residents, patients and their visitors, KCHS launched wireless internet service (WiFi). The complimentary wireless access is available throughout the KCHS campus including LTC resident’s rooms, LTC solarium and dining room, hospital patient rooms and lobbies. To use the service, open your wireless device and a login screen will appear. Since the service is password protected, visitors will need to obtain the password. The nurses staff will be glad to assist you.
Welcome New Employees!
Luke Poore - CEO